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How I Lowered My Cholesterol Without Medication

How I lowered my cholesterol naturally

Approximately three months ago, I posted a video on my channel titled "How to Eat 30 Grams of Fiber a Day," where I discussed the importance of fiber intake for overall health. At the time of filming that video, my total cholesterol had skyrocketed to 306, well above the recommended level of under 200. Additionally, my LDL cholesterol, often referred to as the "bad cholesterol," was alarmingly high.

Two significant factors contributed to these elevated numbers: a family history of high cholesterol and the hormonal changes associated with menopause (specifically postmenopause, for me). Recognizing the need for intervention, I embarked on a mission to naturally lower my cholesterol levels, hoping to inspire others facing similar challenges.

Despite my numbers being at a point where medication would typically be prescribed, I opted for a dietary approach, supported by my understanding doctor. Over the course of three months, I witnessed remarkable improvements. My overall cholesterol dropped by 60 points, accompanied by a 30-point decrease in LDL cholesterol. While my levels still slightly exceed the norm, given my genetic predisposition, I'm confident in my current heart health, supported by additional tests showing zero plaque buildup.

I discuss all of this in my latest YouTube, "How I Lowered My Cholesterol Naturally (NO MEDS!)", but here are the three main strategies that contributed to this transformation:

  1. Tracking Fiber Intake: Recognizing the importance of fiber, I committed to consuming 30 grams of fiber daily. Despite challenges, such as inconsistent fiber distribution throughout meals, I found success by prioritizing fiber-rich options, such as protein shakes supplemented with chia seeds, flaxseeds, and psyllium husk alongside a side of mixed nuts.

  2. Balancing Fats: Understanding the impact of saturated fats on cholesterol levels, I made a conscious effort to swap out Organic MCT Oil for heart-healthy Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This simple substitution helped achieve a better balance of saturated and unsaturated fats in my diet.

  3. Incorporating Plant Sterols: To further support my cholesterol-lowering journey, I incorporated daily servings of plant sterols into my routine. Plant sterols, found naturally in plants, aid in lowering cholesterol levels by replacing cholesterol during digestion.

Resources I used:

Protein powder with fiber: 

Ground Flaxseeds: 

Psyllium Husk Powder: 

Kirkland Salted Mixed Nuts: 

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

Plant Sterols:  

Measuring Spoons for the supplement bags:

As I continue on this journey, I remain committed to these daily habits, confident in their ability to keep improving my cholesterol levels. If you're facing similar challenges, I encourage you to explore these strategies under the guidance of your healthcare provider.

Hope you're feeling fired UPP,



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